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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2021, 05:47:09 PM »
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The X58 decorated for MILW sold surprisingly well, much stronger than the Burlington Northern cars and the Burlington cars from a few years ago.  It is a foob but the Milwaukee prototype is extremely close to the Pennsylvania prototype, just minor differences.  We will revisit it in the future.
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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2021, 08:32:32 PM »
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Interesting note, that New Haven PS1 is the relatively rare 10'0" inside height version.

They did have a lot of the 10' IH cars, but that's not one of them.

Here's a 10' car.  You can see the top most rib isn't there.

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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2021, 08:42:48 PM »
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They did have a lot of the 10' IH cars, but that's not one of them.
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 :facepalm: Brain fart moment... I saw the missing stiffners on the end and glossed over the small Murphy rib still being there.  :oops:

Still an interesting very early car.
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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2021, 09:47:15 PM »
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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2021, 10:10:27 PM »
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:facepalm: Brain fart moment... I saw the missing stiffners on the end and glossed over the small Murphy rib still being there.  :oops:

Still an interesting very early car.


And that the car side data says 10-6.   ;)    :)
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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2021, 06:16:11 AM »
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Interesting note, that New Haven PS1 is the relatively rare 10'0" inside height version. Would make an interesting model with a few owners (NH, DLW, B&O, AC&Y, DRGW, LV, TPW, PH&D, LNAC, CNW (possibly more second hand owners)

Yeah, I liked the look of those short NH PS-1s so I chopped down an MTL car to match the dimensions. The interesting part was tho they had PS build it lower, they still had a standard PS door on the car -- a door designed for the 10'6" car. Which explains the extension below the door opening (not seen in the 2nd picture) to accommodate the door's lower track. I assume that means the floor was a few inches higher than the door track.

So I wound up with an MTL PS-1 with a LOWER roofline than an Atlas PS-1. Funny.
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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2021, 11:20:30 AM »
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Yeah, I liked the look of those short NH PS-1s so I chopped down an MTL car to match the dimensions. The interesting part was tho they had PS build it lower, they still had a standard PS door on the car -- a door designed for the 10'6" car. Which explains the extension below the door opening (not seen in the 2nd picture) to accommodate the door's lower track. I assume that means the floor was a few inches higher than the door track.

So I wound up with an MTL PS-1 with a LOWER roofline than an Atlas PS-1. Funny.

I don't believe any of this to be correct.

You can easily see the top door panel is shorter on a 10' car than a 10'6" car.



And the 'extension' is no different between the two cars.



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Re: Suggestion for next ESM freight car
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2021, 11:54:16 AM »
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The X58 decorated for MILW sold surprisingly well, much stronger than the Burlington Northern cars and the Burlington cars from a few years ago.  It is a foob but the Milwaukee prototype is extremely close to the Pennsylvania prototype, just minor differences.  We will revisit it in the future.

Glad to hear. Will pick up more Milwaukee road cars if more numbers are done.